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Earth (1930)

Russian films of cinema’s early history were commissioned for very particular purposes at the hands of politically charged filmmakers and politically motivated backers. But beneath the usual cacophony of manifestos, propaganda, and revolution, Alexander Dovzhenko’s Earth emerges and may outlive its revolutionary counterparts of this idiosyncratic epoch. 711 more words



In the immortal words of Boney M: “Oh, those Russians…” One can’t help but agree with the sentiment when watching Solaris, a three-hour Soviet sci-fi slog. 309 more words


Video Essay #4

Hey everybody, I made another video essay. This one is a short, spoiler-free analysis of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker.

I’d really appreciate any views, likes, or shares that you can spare. 33 more words


Solaris – 1972 – Russia

A psychologist travels to a research station on an ocean planet to investigate bizarre reports from the station’s scientists. He finds the station in disarray, and the disturbed scientists offer only cryptic warnings. 306 more words



Giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘central locking’ writer and director Steven Knight transfixes the gaze of its audience on the one-man vehicle that is… 522 more words


Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev sits in an odd position for me. As regular readers will know, this year I’m watching films that have been hand-selected from the 1001 Movies list for me to watch by some of my movie-blogging friends, and I’ve also asked a couple of guys who have finished the 1001 List to highlight some of the worst movies on said list, and I’m working through those as well. 665 more words